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Event Reports


Homeland Security, Customs, and Border Protection Ten Years Later


Homeland Security, Customs, and Border Protection Ten Years Later

Jeffrey O. Baldwin, Sr.
Field Operations – US Customs and Border Protection

EVENT REPORT – November 3, 2011

For Jeffrey O. Baldwin, director of Field Operations for the Houston Office of US Customs and Border Protection, communication between government agencies …

Nurturing the Soul of a Public Research University


Nurturing the Soul of a Public Research University

William Powers
President, University of Texas at Austin

EVENT REPORT – February 6, 2012

Bill Powers, president of the University of Texas, has become an outspoken defender of public universities in the state’s emerging debate about their future.  At the …

The Future and Value of Higher Education in America


The Future and Value of Higher Education in America

Renu Khator
President of University of Houston

EVENT REPORT – March 26, 2009

Renu Khator, President of the University of Houston, was invited to the Gülen Institute Luncheon Forum to discuss the future of higher education in America.  As a …

The Global University


The Global University

David Leebron
President of Rice University

EVENT REPORT – May 13, 2009

At the Gülen Institute Luncheon forum, David Leebron, President of Rice University, discussed his recent efforts to foster an internationalist perspective among the students at Rice.  Arguing that …

The Global Compact


The Global Compact

Kofi Annan
Secretary General of the United Nations, 1997-2006

EVENT REPORT – April 12, 2010

The Secretary General of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006, Kofi Annan encouraged international collaboration in his address to the Gülen Institute Luncheon Forum.  …

Leadership and Spirituality in America


Leadership and Spirituality in America

Hon. Vicente Fox
55th President of Mexico

EVENT REPORT – May 3, 2011

“We can only attain happiness by living for others,” declared Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico, at the Gülen Institute Luncheon Forum.  “This has been the …